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Longitudinal Study of People Presenting for First Treatment of a Mood Disorder

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2005 by McMaster University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McMaster University Identifier:
First received: February 7, 2012
Last updated: February 8, 2012
Last verified: June 2005
The goal of this project is to study the course and outcome of illness in individuals who present with a first episode of depression or mania, or who have a recurrent disorder but have never received treatment. We plan to examine psychological, physical, social and environmental factors that may affect long-term outcome in these disorders

Major Depression Bipolar Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Longitudinal Study of Individuals Presenting With a First Treated Episode of Depression of Mania (First Episode Project)

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by McMaster University:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients who present to a tertiary care clinic for first treatment of depression or mania

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary Mood Disorder,
  • Age 16-50
  • No previous treatment with psychotropic medication (may have had a max. of 5 days treatment with antidepressants/mood stabilizer &/or they may have Haldol &/or Lorazepam for clear restraint)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of CNS illness (except migraines),
  • Thyroid Disease,
  • Neoplastic illness
  • History of, or currently being treated for, Anorexia or Bulimia
  • History of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Current treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Previous diagnosis of OCD or primary Anxiety disorder
  • Axis-II diagnosis that would suggest non-responsiveness to pharmacotherapy.
  • Substance dependence
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01529905

Contact: Helen Begin, RN 905-522-1155 ext 5409

Canada, Ontario
St. Joseph's Healthcare, Centre for Mountain Health Services Recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3K7
Contact: Helen Begin, RN    905-522-1155 ext 5426   
Sponsors and Collaborators
McMaster University
Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Principal Investigator: Glenda MacQueen, MD, PhD McMaster University
  More Information

Responsible Party: McMaster University Identifier: NCT01529905     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-1715
Study First Received: February 7, 2012
Last Updated: February 8, 2012

Keywords provided by McMaster University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders processed this record on August 16, 2017